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live where you live, this is abc news. the devastating aftermath of setting off illegal fourth of july fireworks. young east bay man is facing the loss of several fingers after trying to light a mortar type fire work. thanks for joining us. newark police are investigating the circumstances. abc news reporter tiffany wilson spoke with neighbors who felt the blast. this was not one of the safe and sane fire works the city allows, right? >> reporter: no, these absolutely were not safe and sane fireworks do not explode or go up in the air. neighbors say that fireworks set off here last night did both of those. in fact, kristen, you can see
the char marks still on the street right here, and there is blood nearby. neighbors say illegal fireworks made this newark community sound like a war zone last night. donte watched the street show. >> it was almost done, everything, you know, all the fireworks were let off. the kids were getting ready to go to b we heard a loud boom. the loudest one of the night. >> reporter: he actually felt that blast. >> and my back was turned right here, and then it was so loud that we all felt, what felt like al blast of air. i mean, it was that powerful. everything shook. and that was it. >> reporter: this snapchat video shows the aftermath of the explosion. newark police say the 18-year-old man tried to light a mortar type firework in a canister, but the fuse was too short. he suffered horrific injuries. >> it was unusually calm, actually. no one was screaming. or running around. they were just trying to comfort
him. they put a tourniquet on his arm, wrapped his hand in some towels. >> reporter: he tried to keep neighbors from crowding too slowly. >> i believe he was in shock. what did i do, something along those lines. >> reporter: the young man was transported to eden hospital. he's likely to lose fingers on his left hand. baines also saw cuts on his right hand and burning covering his stomach. >> i mean, it was a sad way to end the night that was a good day. >> reporter: last night, police rather said that he did not suffer life-threatening injuries, however, i just got an update from fire officials who said he did suffer life threatening injuries. we are trying to get an update from the hospital. again though, this is just one more reminder of why you should leave the fireworks to the experts. live in newark, tiffany wilson, abc 7 news. >> tiffany, thank you. illegal fireworks were set off across the bay area last night. this is video from oakland. it was tweeted by mark spears, you can see what looks like dozens of fire works displays lighting up the sky at the same
time last night. the oakland fire department says illegal fireworks may have been to blame for a small grass fire in the oakland hills. broke out just after 11:00 last night on redwood road. quick action by firefighters kept the flames from spreading. only one acre was charred. the fire department says evidence that fireworks have been set off were present at the scene. massive frustration and a fight put a damper on fourth of july in the east bay. seven people were arrested at the alameda county fair last night. the alameda county department says they were between 15 and 20 years ago old. officers had to use pepper spray and batons. >> we did deploy batons during a couple of zinlts where continued aggression and fighting continued, even though police were there and making demands for parties to separate. >> violent incidents happen sometimes, but are unusual at the fair. in 1998, a shooting wounded eight and set off a stampede.
eight more fair goers were injured. no one was seriously injured last night. some people who were trying to watch the fireworks at the alameda county fair did not get in. the gates closed at 6:00 p.m. it was a planned move to control the crowd size. organizers estimate up to 40,000 people enjoyed the show. one of the biggest problems the day after the fourth of july is the clean-up of garbage and fireworks. an army of volunteers is hard at work right now. abc 7 news reporter matt keller is with them live at sea bright beach in santa cruz, where are you? >> reporter: kristen, check out this view. isn't it beautiful? okay, not this big giant green dumpster, but the beach and the water and the work that we have here in santa cruz, but you know what, the dumpster is really important in keeping this beach beautiful. we've got close to 50 volunteers
here collecting trash to try to make sea bright beach a lot more beautiful for people who come here. call it the fourth of july afterparty. >> caps. no needles. >> reporter: okay. it's not glamorous, but necessary after some busy days at the beach. >> got trash bags and recycle bags? >> yeah, exactly. >> reporter: they run the star spangled holiday clean-up, last year 252 volunteers collecting almost 2500 pounds of crash on the beaches. year, the fourth of july landed on a tuesday, the hope is there is less trash left behind. >> i think if it were on a saturday, you'd be seeing a lot more, but you'd be surprised at what you find on any given day. >> reporter: illegal fireworks are usually a problem on the beach, this year wasn't as big an issue along the shore. just our studios posted this drone footage above the board walk. santa cruz police threatened people with big fines if caught, total lg more 1400 dollars with
court fees. that didn't stop everyone. >> holy -- >> reporter: and santa cruz police haven't released any information on how many citations they handed out yesterday. as for another clean-up, the next big one will come after labor day weekend. reporting live in santa cruz, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> all right matt, thank you. with lots of people still on vacation, perhaps thinking of going to the beach, let's see if the weather pattern is about to change. abc 7 meteorologist is here with a quick look. there a warm-up? >> mini heat wave, here is one of the cities, livermore, average high is 88 degrees, look at those 90s possibly thursday, friday, close saturday, sunday, and monday. so it's not going to be quite as oppressive as the last heat wave we have where we were well over 100 for six days. still warm compared to where we've been. we have to get rid of these winds for the warm to start to
take off. three to 11 miles per hour where you see yellow. it's going to start the small craft advisory, two hours later than yesterday. there's santa cruz from a different perspective yet. the only ones out there were the ones cleaning today. let's look at your day planner, temperatures will run in the 50s at the coast, low to mid-70s around the bay, low to mid-80s in atlanta. i'll look at the rest of the neighborhoods coming up, kristen. >> thank you so much, mike. antioch police released new information about the killing of a gas station cashier. police say the suspect is dead. he's accused of robbing the gas station on hill crest avenue around 8:30 monday night. police say he beat and fatally shot 57-year-old mohamed atia and officers saw it happen and fired at the suspect hitting him in the stomach. he ran. and police say they found his body tuesday morning inside his car about a mile away from the gas station. and here's the victim. his family sails he often worked 12 hour days every day to provide for his family.
he leaves behind a wife and three children. they shared video of the last celebration together on father's day. >> i can't, i can't believe it. i can't believe it. >> birthday's on the 12th. >> the family has set up a go fund me page to help pay for funeral expenses. and we've set up a link on abc 7 news.com. new york city police are mourning a colleague, an officer shot and killed this morning. authorities are calling it an assassination. the officer's partner frantically radioed for help. >> reported shots! >> police say 48-year-old mio familia was in a police rv in the bronx when a gunman fired a single round through a passenger's side window.
he was rushed to a hospital, but died a few hours later. >> she was on duty, serving this city, protecting people, doing what she believed in and doing the job she loved. >> police identified the suspect as 34-year-old alexander bonds, he was found nearby. and police say officers shot him when he drew a gun a bystander was also shot, but will survive. officer familia was a 12 year veteran of the force. she leaves behind three children. president trump is on his way to poland right now for his second foreign trip as president. then it's on to germany for the g20 summit, and the highly anticipated face to face meeting with russian president vladimir putin. abc news reporter maggie ruly has more from washington. >> reporter: president trump appears hopeful ahead of an overseas trip that promises to challenge his skills on an international stage. on friday, he has his first face to face with russian president vladimir putin.
>> i would love to be able to get along with russia. now, you've had a lot of presidents that haven't taken that attack, but it's possible i won't be able to get along with putin. >> reporter: the relationship with russian's leader is complicated. >> it's vladimir putin, have you ever met the guy? >> i met him once, i have no relationship with putin. i don't think i've ever met him. putin sent me a present. beautiful present with a beautiful note. i have nothing to do with putin. never spoken to him, i don't know anything about him. >> reporter: anticipation for the high-powered meeting is amplified with growing tensions between the two superpowers. there's the multiple ongoing investigations into russia's meddling with the presidential election. something the u.s. intelligence community believes putin ordered directly. something president trump has consistently cast doubt on. >> the idea that donald trump would show up in a meeting with vladimir putin and not say something about the election would be astounding. >> reporter: and syria, the u.s. government in russia are on
opposing sides in syria's civil war. with the u.s. supporting the rebels and russia backing president assad, who's accused of using chemical weapons against his own people. the white house insists the president won't go easy on putin, but they've also down played the meeting as a normal bilateral discussion. >> i also think they don't know what their president is going to do. >> reporter: right now it appears unlikely that president trump will actually confront putin about election meddling with one senior white house official telling abc news that it could be a waste of time, even calling it a quote, a loser of a topic. maggie ruly, abc news, washington. the united nations is set to hold an emergency meeting. it's in response to this, north korea's latest missile launch. how the u.s. and south korea fired back overnight. and take a look at these flames in brentwood, bails of hay on fire. the damage done as
crews are letting this large hay fire in brentwood just burn itself out. this is on deer valley road between kizer hospital and the road. the fire protection district is getting help from cal fire. they say there's no water supply out there. crews had to bring in their own water trucks. officials say $25,000 worth of hay has been destroyed in the fire. firefighters in the south bay went to work putting out a fire, burning at a vacant commercial building in san jose.
it broke out on williams road near oakmont place. fire officials say the two story building used to house several medical offices or it used to do that, but it's not boarded up and abandoned. no one was hurt. investigators say homeless people may have been staying there. no word yet on what started the fire. the united nations will hold an emergency meeting this afternoon in response to north korea's latest missile launch. and overnight, the u.s. and south korea fired back. abc news reporter elizabeth hur has details from new york. >> reporter: in a show of force and solidarity, the u.s. and south korea fired a volley of short range missiles into the waters off the coast of the korean peninsula. this hours after north korea successfully launched a two-stage intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach alaska. the missile blasting 1700 miles straight up into the sky, likely so it did not overfly japan or
russia. but if the north koreans angled the trajectory for distance instead of height, experts say the missile could travel well over 4,000 miles, not just in range of alaska, but very close to the u.s. mainland. >> we know they now have a rocket that could reach the united states. the real trick is to have that nuke on that rocket survive the high heat of reentry. we know they're working on this. >> reporter: north koreans are applauding the news and the country's leader, kim jong-un seen here overseeing the launch is calling it a package of gifts for america on it's independence day. a defiant move coming just days after president trump issued this warning. >> the year of strategic patience with the north korean regime has failed, many years, and it's failed. and frankly, that patience is over. >> reporter: and today, a powerful statement from a u.s. official saying right now self-restraint is the only thing
keeping the u.s. and south korea from going to war with north korea. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. two airlines are now exempt from the laptop ban. emirates and turkish airlines say they meet tsa security standards. this morning their flights to the u.s. allowed laptops and large electronics devices in the passenger cabin. laptop ban on flights from several muslim majority countries was set up in march after u.s. intelligence said isis made bombs that could be hidden in batteries for electronics. summer is here, many have already booked our much-needed vacations, consumers beware, booking your hotel room early doesn't always guarantee your stay. one family shares their nightmare.
now your accuweather forecast with mike nico. >> follow me on social media, we've had cool sunrises. here's another one. this is just as colorful, just not quite as chaotic as the clouds were over the east bay hills and valleys. the elevation over the bay is less dramatic and doesn't cause that rapid wind speeds. another beautiful day as we look about 2600 feet above the 2,000 foot marine layer this morning. all right. let's talk about what's going on right now. this is the way it looks, and you can see, it's getting sunny rapidly. in fact, we'll turn from clouds to sun. cool at the coast, warm inland, typical summer day. tonight, cloudy, patchy drizzle, and just like this morning, closer up to the coast and the east bay hills. summer string of 90 degree temperatures inland. i want to show you something i've been watching all morning. energy and moisture moving up
the big sur coast. you can see the thunderstorms right there. those are continuing heading to the northeast, they'll just miss us, when they hit the mountains, they could drop lightning and the rain more than likely will evaporate before reaching the ground. high fire danger from 1:00 this afternoon until 11:00 this evening until 5:00 tomorrow morning. back here at home, temperatures, kind of stuck in neutral. we're cooler in average around downtown san francisco and all of our districts. about 64 downtown. we should be around 69. look at that daily city, 59. richmond, about 63, mission 66, along with south san francisco. richmond, 68 degrees today. breezier, same thing in berkeley at 69, everyone else around oakland. going to the game today, we're back to a normal schedule, 12:35 first pitch. 65 degrees, 3:35, about 69, watch out for the strong to extreme sunshine. smooth, 72, we'll get up to about 76 in redwood city.
only about 60 around half-moon bay and pacifica, down south, san jose, 79, below average. mil piece around 75, and up north, 81, breezy, 77 in san rafael, and last stop, always our warmest spot, and enjoy the mid to upper 80s, this is probably the last day for you. temperatures will be around 50 to 59 tonight with cloud cover just about everywhere. look at about two to four degrees warmer tomorrow. two to four degrees warmer than friday. low to mid-90s, that's the inline temperatures. it's around the bay and those low to mid-60s, the coast into san francisco we'll get the free air conditionr. >> exactly, you have some place to go. >> absolutely. >> all right, thanks. >> you bet. washington state woman is sharing her vacation nightmare stories in hopes of preventing the same thing from happening to you. holly says she booked a family getaway through the travel website, exmedia. more than four months in advance. then weeks before her trip, her reservation was cancelled, due to overbooking.
experts say unlike the airline industry where overbooking stats are tracked by the government, hotels are not. >> hotels overbook rooms for the same reason that airlines do. frankly, they're greedy. they want to make sure the hotels are full, even if they have a nonrefundable room rate which many do now, they'll still try to sell that hotel night to somebody else. >> he says she reaccommodated the stay and $500 worth of coupons. she's advocating for increased protections for hotel customers. when you're out on the open water, what do you think about spotting a whale? that would be quite the sight, right? what about a bear? th
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